I really love participating in twitter chats. Some of the people I interact with most on social media I initially met during twitter chats, and I just find them really fun and often informative. A few days ago I sent a tweet asking if anyone had a master list of twitter chats, and when that didn’t come back with anything, I did some internet sleuthing. I found lots of sites that had master listings of writing twitter chats, twitter chats for fashion bloggers, but none that listed all the bookish chats, so I decided to try and create this resource.
So, here is the list of all the bookish twitter chats I could find! I decided that I’d list chats if they fell into this criteria:
- Bookish twitter chats that are not exclusively for writers. There are some chats that sometimes talk on their topic from a writing perspective and then other times discuss from a reading perspective. I included those, but left out chats(normally genre-based) that were about discussing from a writing perspective.
- Chat has to be reoccurring. It doesn’t matter how often they reoccur as long as they aren’t one-time chats.
I’m going to pin this page in my sidebar and keep adding to it, so if you know of a bookish twitter chat that’s not listed feel free to mention it in the comments. I was surprised by how few chats I could find(I spent hours and only found six), so if there are more I don’t know about I would love to be informed!
On the Same Page Chat
Hosted by: Amy @ Tripping Over Books, Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide, Alyssa @ Books Take You Places
Occurs: generally bi-weekly on Thursday nights at 9/8 central PM.
Topic: A general bookish chat with different topics every chat–chat topics are announced on the On the Same Page twitter ahead of time.
Bout of Books
Hosted by: Chat is hosted on the Bout of Books twitter, Bout of Books readathon is hosted by Amanda and Kelly
Occurs: Bout of Books is a readathon hosted a few times a year, and there’s generally 3 chats during the week of the readathon. More info and a schedule is available on the Book of Books website.
Topic: Readathon progress & books in general.
Hosted by: Hosted on the #YAlitchat twitter, founded by Georgia McBride.
Occurs: Wednesdays at 9 PM EST.
Topic: Various YA literature related topics; note that some topics are more geared towards writing YA. More info available on the YALitchat site.
@BookBlogChat (UK based)
Hosted by:Chat happens on the BookBloggers Chat twitter, hosted by Becky.
Occurs: 7-8 PM UK time. Topic: From the BookBloggers Chat twitter description: “chat books, authors, book bloggers & everything else inbetween.”
Hosted by: Kate Tilton
Occurs: Thursdays at 9 PM Eastern.
Topic: From the #k8chat page: “A publishing related chat where we discuss topics relevant to readers and authors”. More info including an upcoming schedule is listed on the page as well.
Hosted by: LitChat twitter account
Occurs: Monday and Wednesdays from 4-5 PM EST.
Topic: From the LitChat website: ” a fun, fast, and friendly way for book-lovers to talk about books on Twitter.”
There are two more events I know of that also have chats–Bloggiesta and Armchair BEA. I didn’t add to the list originally because why they are regularly occurring they don’t always occur at the same time and are sometimes more blogging than book focused, but I wanted to still link to the information about the events/chats for anyone interested.
I used this list of twitter chats to help compile this list(it’s a great resource). Know of any more chats(or have updated information on any that I’ve listed?) Feel free to leave the info in the comments!